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THE PERSIAN EMPIRE - History's First Superpower

8 hours ago 6 minute read 2 comments YouveBeenGreeked

The mid to late 6th century BC saw the rise of the first world superpower in the Middle East. From humble beginnings deep in Iran, a lineage of Persian kings, known as the Achaemenids, emerged to dominate the region, creating an empire that stretched...

Part 3. Upcoming Releases

16 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments qeno

In this blog I'm going to show you the list of the next premieres in the billboard.We will divide it in 3 posts:Part one:Part Two:Part Three: Un lugar tranquilo 2The sequel to the successful production 'A Quiet Place', directed in 2018 by John Krasin...

KLEISTHENES - THE BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY

1 Aug 2020 18 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

[ABOVE: A modern relief of Kleisthenes, now at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus] The world’s first and, arguably, most stable form of democratic rule was first developed in Athens at the end of the 6th century BC. Democracy called on all adult citizen...

TYRANTS OF GREECE: ATHENS, CORINTH + SAMOS

26 Jul 2020 21 minute read 1 comment YouveBeenGreeked

The amount of tyrants that took control of a city in ancient Greece is near innumerable, so I've decided to limit this post to three cities I found to have the most interesting stories of being ruled by tyrants: the cities of Athens, Corinth and the...

ATHENS - A BRIEF ANCIENT HISTORY

25 Jul 2020 5 minute read 1 comment YouveBeenGreeked

The world’s oldest and most stable democracy emerged in Ancient Athens. The current Greek capital, Athens has remained prosperous and cultural for millennia. First settled in Neolithic times, some six thousand years ago, the city would go on to birth...

On the Emotional Satisfaction of Justice

24 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Coty Reh

At the end of his tour of Hell, the poet Dante enters the deepest pits reserved for tormenting those who committed the greatest sins of pride and treason. He discovers Count Ugolino of Pisa whose punishment is underwhelming. He sits alone in the dark...

SOLON 2 - HIS TRAVELS AND RETURN TO ATHENS

23 Jul 2020 13 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

SOLON'S TRAVELS Once all of Solon's laws were implemented, there wasn’t a day that went by in which he didn’t receive an audience expressing their approval or disproval of a law. People were also known to approach Solon asking about the finite detail...

SOLON 1 - REFORMATION OF ATHENS

22 Jul 2020 26 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

BIOGRAPHY [ABOVE: Copy of an original Greek bust of Solon, 110 BC, now at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples] Solon was born in around 638 BC in Athens. His father was either Euphorion or, more likely, Execestides, a man of some wealth and po...

LYCURGUS - REFORMATION OF SPARTA

21 Jul 2020 32 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

[Xenophon, "The Constitution of the Spartans"]“It occurred to me one day that Sparta, although one of the more thinly populated of the Greek states, was evidently the most powerful and most celebrated city in Greece, and I fell to wondering how this...

Part 1. Upcoming Releases

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments qeno

In this blog I'm going to show you the list of the next premieres in the billboard.We will divide it in 3 posts:Part Two:Part Three: Where are you, Bernadette? The new Richard Linklater tells the story of Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a Seattle wo...